Thursday, April 28, 2016

At The End Of The Day...


...Sometimes there just isn't enough time for poli-blogging.


Well, to be honest, I'm not really sure.

Maybe it's because we have been working pretty hard at getting another paper out the last few weeks. This one has been a bit of a slog because the gradual student who originally did the work has moved on and is now doing his post-doc stint on the other side of the continent. All of which led to a whole lot of Skyping and long distance experiment doing by folks in my lab who became his remote hands after we got the reviews back from the editor. And while I hated those reviews when we first got them, now that there is a light at the end of the tunnel it's hard pretend that they haven't made the work much better.

But that's not really it.

Maybe, instead, it's because the geezers have a couple of rock and roll shows coming up. One will be in a cabin in the woods and one will be in a fancy hotel ballroom....Gosh....I wonder which one will be more fun. Anyway...There are new tunes to be learned which means a bit of frenzy of actual practicing away from the band so that I don't drive the lead guitar genius guy crazy...All joking aside,  really fun part of it all is that Bigger E will be singing with us for both shows.

But that's not really it either.

To be really, really honest I think a wee bit of the ennui has snuck its way into my poli-blogging hideaway.

But not to worry, because I'm pretty sure it will soon pass (as it has done so before).

In the meantime, carry-on and be sure to visit all those sites on the blog-roll over there on the left side of the page that are doing all the good stuff for all the right reasons.




Danneau said...


I should have left it at that, but particularly when you consider all the rewards of blogging, you might wonder why you participate in the first place. Besides, I offer the following personal perspective:

I'm at an age and a stage in life when I not only forgive myself for just about everything and permit myself to do pretty much what I damn well please, and don't give much of a flying fig what anyone else says.

And you have real constraints... so if you miss a few days, it might ruin it for me, but it oughtn't for you.

sd said...

Take a trip down the coast and recharge!

paul said...

Breaks are important for me, at least partly to keep my outrage at a reasonable and healthy level. They´re also a chance to take a step back and think about why I´m doing the work and what that means for the kind of writing I´m doing.
So, good idea I say.

Lew said...

Your priorities seem to be in very good order.

And when that bit of ennui passes, my guess is we'll all be here to benefit (as we've done before).

Anonymous said...

Always best to take time for yourself and your family and have some fun.

DavemJ said...

Have fun just enjoy yourself you deserve it am sure.

Anonymous said...

An article I found to lighten things up a bit from one of my favourite news sources.....

Anonymous said...

SH @ RossK

It is natural to seek balance...

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.” Nietzsche

J MacDuff (Weatherguy) said...

Please recharge and return. I find it amazing that you could keep up with everything, including a very full career.
We need people like you, but understand that one cannot rail against windmills all the time.
A calm, measured, educated voice is what is required for change.
How can we help?

e.a.f. said...

some times the brain just gets so full of the junk of politics you can't get past it until you take a break, like when you no longer watch the news or read blogs. it happens.

I enjoy the blog and your style of writing. enjoy the bigger and littler E, the whole family. In the end, they are what matters.